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Forum: The Billiards Room 05-01-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By pinballlooking
I bought a project 99 Saturn SC2 car.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8216&stc=1&d=1525234125

I bought another Saturn for my other son. This will be his first car.
I bought this off eBay first time for me on...
Forum: Solar Power 04-11-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,619
Posted By pinballlooking
Yesterday I had one microinverter go to 0 power...

Yesterday I had one microinverter go to 0 power output a couple times that day. Today it is producing 0 power out.
I went into admin on the Envoy and tried to reboot it and clear-gfi.
That did not...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-05-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,578
Posted By pinballlooking
We have Zack’s car on the road. It is running...

We have Zack’s car on the road. It is running great. We have one CE code that is intermittent that I am tracking down. We have 225 miles on it so far. I filled it up at tank and we got 28 mpg.
...
Forum: Lighting 12-30-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,981
Posted By oil pan 4
I pulled down my 6 tube light fixture and ripped...

I pulled down my 6 tube light fixture and ripped out the ballasts and rewired it for option 2, powering the tubes directly off 120v power.
If I can rewire something to make it 26% more efficient I'm...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-29-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 133,579
Posted By pinballlooking
Quick greenhouse update. @12 am it was 30 degrees...

Quick greenhouse update. @12 am it was 30 degrees F down to 22 degrees F.
The greenhouse went down to 52 degrees.
We have strawberries running crazy. Some peppers and I just replanted tomatoes.
...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 10-11-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By Xringer
Dollar Tree $1 LED Bulbs

Here's some good reviews. He takes them apart!!

https://youtu.be/ESZ154gIpSM

"Dollar Tree $1 Sunbeam LED Bulb: 800 lumen (9w) Teardown and Review"


https://youtu.be/zJWssuCGkC8

"Dollar...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 09-12-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
I've now gotten two electric bills since...

I've now gotten two electric bills since installing the solar. For the first full month of solar, I got a credit of $40. For the second month, a credit of $20.

At this point, I have a $60 credit...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-16-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,653
Posted By Xringer
It took about 20 minutes to install.. And we...

It took about 20 minutes to install.. And we also found cold water isn't an issue..
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-20-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By sunspot
repurposing golf balls

Over the last few years we've been gardening - a lot. And gardening seems to involve a lot of digging. As we dig we find... golf balls! Seems the previous owner spent his time smacking balls in every...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-13-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
The solar is LIVE! Solar is LIVE!...

The solar is LIVE!
Solar is LIVE! (http://300mpg.org/2017/06/06/solar-is-live/)

You can see actual production at: https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/pv/public_systems/PqBp1213167/overview
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 27,330
Posted By Roostre
Where we sit so far...

http://i.imgur.com/pD4zgnv.jpg
Forum: Lighting 06-06-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By jeff5may
The battery banks in laptops have a dedicated BMS...

The battery banks in laptops have a dedicated BMS board inside. It is classified by the number of series-connected nodes (3s, 4s, 5s) inside the pack. Most boards are useless for repurposing due to...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-06-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
Here's a video/slideshow of putting up the solar...

Here's a video/slideshow of putting up the solar panels.

Pretty hard to hold a video camera, film, work, and not fall off the roof at the same time, so I was usually grabbing a few phone...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 06-03-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
Got the wiring installed! ...

Got the wiring installed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJIwCmqyvgU

Blog link:
http://300mpg.org/2017/06/02/wiring-for-solar/
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
Panels themselves were $150 each Inverters...

Panels themselves were $150 each

Inverters were $95 Each

Beyond that is racking, nuts and bolts, etc. etc. I''l have to add it all up sometime, but something in the ballpark of $8,000ish.
...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 04-03-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
I finally heard back from the local power...

I finally heard back from the local power utility. They have approved my solar application in full, with ZERO changes or recommendations.

I can now purchase all my big expensive components and...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-22-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By Xringer
I'll be in low-profile mode for a while

My wife had MVP (leaky heart valve) repair work done on Monday,
and is getting out of ICU today.. She's doing great!

It's going to be a while before our routines get back to normal.

So, if...
Forum: Solar Power 03-05-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,745
Posted By randen
Ev explosion

Tony Seba does a talk were he has a photo of a New York street April 1900 full of horse drawn carriages and one car. Then the follow up photo April 1913 same street not one horse in the photo all...
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-25-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,578
Posted By pinballlooking
A junk yard motor is a lot of times the best way...

A junk yard motor is a lot of times the best way to go.

I called around yesterday and I looked on car-parts.com this car is so old that the replacements motors all have more miles than this one....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-14-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 133,579
Posted By pinballlooking
I think my lettuce was not getting enough sun. I...

I think my lettuce was not getting enough sun. I was away for a few days before I left I had cleaned out some of my tomatoes. This let in so much more light. The lettuce just took off while I was...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-11-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 44,565
Posted By Vlad
We are in Windsor itself, not in downtown area...

We are in Windsor itself, not in downtown area (who would in his mind live there :) ). We have 2 small kids and another one in couple of weeks, so we need schools, playgrounds, etc. Later we will...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-14-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
We got some sunny (and COLD) weather, so I set up...

We got some sunny (and COLD) weather, so I set up a camera to see how much sun the roof actually gets.

The bad news is that there IS some shading. The good news is that we are nearly at the winter...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-07-16, 05:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
Today, we got the floor in of the second story....

Today, we got the floor in of the second story. The upstairs is technically a "storage space", although there's nothing stopping me from making it nice and using it as a club-house, home-office, etc....
Forum: Solar Power 12-04-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 27,330
Posted By Roostre
More progress!

We managed to get all the conduit in the attic and garage net up and ran. Inverter is tied to panel and to rooftop junction box (Soladeck). Also mounted 11 panels.

Things should go much faster...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 12-02-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,336
Posted By bennelson
Got the front on. It's a 16" tall...

Got the front on.

It's a 16" tall micro-laminate beam that spans the whole front of the garage.

One thing I can say, it's HEAVY!

http://300mpg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IMG_2196.jpg
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